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IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation
and Measurement

IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award
Sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society

Sponsored by Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix company, and the IEEE
Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Susumu Tadakuma

Alan Finkel

For pioneering contributions to highpower converters and drives for highspeed-train and industrial applications

For contributions to high-speed, accurate
measurement of electrical transmission
in the brain and other biological cells

Susumu Tadakuma's innovative high-power converters and motor
drives have helped realize the potential of high-speed transportation systems and improved factory processes. Tadakuma overcame
the limitations of noncirculating current cycloconverters with a circulating-current control that was less bulky and more cost effective.
Allowing precise current control at high speeds, this drive enabled
the creation of Japan's magnetic levitation railway system (MAGLEV). He also developed a new induction-motor traction drive
system for Japan's bullet train that was powered by a pulse-widthmodulation rectifier/inverter that incorporated gate turn-off thyristors.This breakthrough replaced the bulky dc motor drives that used
traditional thyristors based on delay-angle or firing-angle control.
He also created the first industrial commutatorless motor drives that
were applied in steel and paper mills and in electric vehicle drives.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Tadakuma is a professor (retired) with
Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba, Japan.

Alan Finkel's precision scientific instruments for electrophysiology, fluorescence imaging, and gene expression have provided
measurement tools integral to advanced research and the discovery of new medicines. In 1983, Finkel founded Axon Instruments
to commercially produce his Axoclamp single-electrode voltage
clamp, which mimicked the functionality of two electrodes. This
allowed the voltage clamp technique to be applied even when
the cell could not be visualized. He then developed the Axopatch
patch clamp to measure the current flowing through ion channels
in a wider range of disease and cell types than previously possible.
He was also instrumental in designing laser-scanner DNA microarrays; fully automated fluorescence microscope systems; and
the Population Patch Clamp, which can record from dozens of
cultured cells simultaneously for more efficient drug discovery.
An IEEE Fellow, Finkel is Australia's Chief Scientist, Canberra,
Australia.

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award

IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Sponsored by the Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund

Kenneth W. Martin

Gregory W. Wornell

For contributions to analog, mixedsignal, and digital integrated circuits,
and outstanding leadership in microelectronics education and research and
development

For leadership in the mentoring of research students and in the development
of graduate curricula that incorporate
cutting-edge research perspectives

A pioneer of switched-capacitor circuits, Kenneth W. Martin helped
revolutionize mixed-signal integrated circuit design with foundational contributions that are still relevant in today's ever-scaling
semiconductor world. He was one of the first researchers to devise systematic design techniques for switched capacitor filters and
a parasitic-insensitive switching configuration to combat sensitivity to parasitic capacitances. The state of the art in analog-to-digital
and digital-to-analog data converters, among many other devices,
would be very different and less advanced without Martin's influence. He played a key role in establishing the Electrical Engineering
Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as
a world leader in research and design. In 1985, he founded UCLA's
Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory. He also coauthored the
book Analog Integrated Circuits with David Johns.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Martin is president of Granite SemiCom
Inc., Toronto, Canada.

Gregory W. Wornell's contributions to course development have
reshaped and redefined the electrical engineering and computer
science curriculum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Wornell's graduate courses on statistical inference are
among the most popular at MIT, and his notes and materials are
used at institutions around the world for teaching similar courses.
Considered a maestro in the lecture hall, Wornell strives to keep
his sessions exciting and to tie technical material to real-world
settings. He has established a supportive environment at MIT that
is conducive to research breakthroughs and that fosters independent thought and direction. Many of his students credit him with
changing how they conduct research and their way of thinking.
An IEEE Fellow, Wornell is the Sumitomo Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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